Today's mortgage refinance — one key rate rate slips back under 3% | April 5, 2021

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Check out the mortgage refinancing rates for April 5, 2021, which are down from last Thursday. (iStock)

Based on data compiled by Credible Operations, Inc., NMLS Number 1681276, current mortgage refinance rates have fallen compared to last Thursday’s, with 20-year rates dropping below 3% for the first time in seven days. Average rates across all loan types remain low at 2.719%.

  • 30-year fixed-rate refinance: 3.250%, Unchanging
  • 20-year fixed-rate refinance: 2.875%, Down from 3.000%, -0.125
  • 15-year fixed-rate refinance: 2.500%, Unchanging
  • 10-year fixed-rate refinance: 2.250%, Unchanging

Rates last updated on April 5, 2021. These rates are based on the assumptions shown here. Actual rates may vary.

If you’re thinking of refinancing your home mortgage, consider using Credible. Whether you're interested in saving money on your monthly mortgage payments, or considering a cash-out refinance, Credible's free online tool will let you compare rates from multiple mortgage lenders. You can see prequalified rates in as little as three minutes.

Current 30-year fixed refinance rates

The current rate for a 30-year fixed-rate refinance is 3.250%. This is the same as last Thursday.

Current 20-year fixed refinance rates

The current rate for a 20-year fixed-rate refinance is 2.875%. This is down from last Thursday.

Current 15-year fixed refinance rates

The current rate for a 15-year fixed-rate refinance is 2.500%. This is the same as last Thursday.

Current 10-year fixed refinance rates

The current rate for a 10-year fixed-rate refinance is 2.250%. This is the same as last Thursday.

You can explore your mortgage refinance options in minutes by visiting Credible to compare rates and lenders. Check out Credible and get prequalified today.

Rates last updated on April 5, 2021. These rates are based on the assumptions shown here. Actual rates may vary.

How mortgage refinance rates have changed

Today, mortgage refinance rates have fallen compared to this time last week.

  • 30-year fixed refinance rates: 3.250%, the same as last week
  • 20-year fixed refinance rates: 2.875%, the same as last week
  • 15-year fixed refinance rates: 2.500%, the same as last week
  • 10-year fixed refinance rates: 2.250%, down from 2.375% last week, -0.125

Think it might be the right time to refinance? You can explore your mortgage refinance options in minutes by visiting Credible to compare rates and lenders. Check out Credible and get prequalified today.

Rates last updated on April 5, 2021. These rates are based on the assumptions shown here. Actual rates may vary.

The factors behind today’s refinance rates

Current refinance rates, like mortgage interest rates in general, are affected by many economic factors, like unemployment numbers and inflation. But your personal financial history will also determine the rates you’re offered when refinancing your mortgage.

Larger economic factors

  • Strength of the economy
  • Inflation rates
  • Employment
  • Consumer spending
  • Housing construction and other market conditions
  • Stock and bond markets
  • 10-year Treasury yields
  • Federal Reserve policies

Personal economic factors

How to get your lowest mortgage refinance rate

If you’re interested in refinancing your mortgage, improving your credit score and paying down any other debt could secure you a lower rate. It’s also a good idea to compare rates from different lenders if you're hoping to refinance, so you can find the best rate for your situation.

Borrowers can save $1,500 on average over the life of their loan by shopping for just one additional rate quote, and an average of $3,000 by comparing five rate quotes, according to research from Freddie Mac. Credible can help you compare multiple lenders at once in just a few minutes.

If you decide to refinance your mortgage, be sure to shop around and compare rates from multiple mortgage lenders. You can do this easily with Credible’s free online tool and see your prequalified rates in only three minutes.

Credible is also partnered with a home insurance broker. If you're looking for a better rate on home insurance and are considering switching providers, consider using an online broker. You can compare quotes from top-rated insurance carriers in your area — it's fast, easy, and the whole process can be completed entirely online.

Mortgage rates by loan type

If you’re seeking lower monthly payments on an existing home, Credible can help you keep an eye on current mortgage rates and find the right loan for your financial goals.

Before you dive into mortgage refinancing, be sure to check out these loan rates, which you can compare by annual percentage rate (APR) as well as interest rate:

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